Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last March News - interview, characters, Whistler, prosthesis tech

I'm over at Emily Ann Benedict's blog today in an early interview for Indie Author April. I didn't know if I would have enough to say about my independent publishing journey, but it turns out that I've learned more than expected along the way.

There's a giveaway going on there, too, so check it out!

Plus, I did a short "Meet the Characters" post for Ashes Burn over at my Ashes Burn site.

And . . . this is what my week looks like so far:

Walking with family in Whistler Village, B.C.

We've only been here for two days and it's been a roller coaster of a trip - one family member went to the hospital for pneumonia, lots of intercessory prayer was gathered on her behalf, we walked in the village a tiny bit, and we skied for an afternoon. I discovered, much to my dismay, that my lack of exercise (slightly due to my foot issues) left me unprepared to ski anything more than green runs. There's not much snow here (the whole Northwest area sent most of its snow to the East coast this year - which has sucked for all parties involved), but there's a little at the top (which is windy).

I did get to see the coolest tech for prosthesis that I've ever seen in my life when we were in the upper roundhouse lodge yesterday - it was so new that it hadn't been patented yet and the designer of it was standing there adjusting it for the guy he made it for - an above the knee prosthetic leg with two joints (knee and ankle) that was built for snowboarding. Both the snowboarder with the prosthetic and the designer were happy to show it off, but no pictures were allowed (due to it being a prototype). It looked like the kind of tech we imagine in sci-fi movies - it was really, really cool.

(And BTW, my dad has a prosthetic leg so that's my excuse for my interest in prostheses. I love the new tech that's coming out to improve people's lives.)

Please come visit with me at Emily's blog today! I'll be "around" the internet, since my family planned to hit the diamond runs (hard to expert type) today and my brother-in-law with MS needs a little extra care.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope your family member is all right now.
That's cool about the prosthetic leg.

Shelley Sly said...

I'm going over to check out Emily's blog. Sounds like you've had some busy times, and I hope everyone's feeling okay now.

Morgan said...

Oh man. Talk about an epic trip. LOVE the picture though---so pretty! Holy everything, Tyrean. You don't know the meaning of normal! LOL! :)